Wednesday 12 December 2018

Weekend weather: Drizzle, sunshine and milder temperatures on the way

Mainly dry and mild weather forecast for this weekend Photo: PA
Mainly dry and mild weather forecast for this weekend Photo: PA
Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

Patchy rain, frost and sunny spells with temperatures of up to 13C are all forecast for this weekend.

We're in for an unsettled mixed-bag weather wise over the coming days.

Many of us woke up to cloudy weather and heavy rain this morning but there will be some brighter spells over the weekend.

Met Eireann Forecaster Joanna Donnelly told "The rain is heaviest and most prevalent in Connacht and west Munster this morning, thare are isolated showers elsewhere and these are going to merge into longer spells in the west.

"This rain will gradually extend eastwards in the afternoon, although Leinster and east Ulster will remain largely dry until the evening.

"It should be a wet evening but there will be a clearance in the west and this will extend eastwards, rain should clear along the east coast around midnight."

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We can expect top temperatures today of 9C and overnight they will fall as low as -1C, with a risk of frost in sheltered areas.

She said that there is some good news over the coming days as temperatures will begin to rise.

Ms Donnelly explained: "Freezing temperatures are forecast in Britain but it's going to be quite the opposite here as we're in between two weather fronts.

"It is going to be mostly cloudy, misty and there will be drizzle on Saturday and Sunday.

"It will begin to get milder, we can expect top temperatures of 10C tomorrow, 12C on Sunday and 13C on Monday.

"There will also be some brighter spells and the best of the weather will probably be in the south of the country and also in the midlands."

Early forecasts predict that Monday will be mostly dry but there will be patches of drizzle and light breezes.

There is a risk of rain developing overnight on Monday and there will be some rain and drizzle on Tuesday but it will be dry overall.

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